Collin Klein threw a touchdown pass and ran for two scores, and No. 7 Kansas State beat No. 23 Texas 42-24 on Saturday night in Manhattan, Kan., for its third conference title in 117 years and a trip to the Fiesta Bowl.

The Wildcats had never played for a conference championship in their last game at home, and had never had a player end the regular season in such close contention for the Heisman Trophy as Klein.

Neither of his main competitors, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel nor Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, played this weekend. So Klein, a multitalented senior, had the stage all to himself, one last chance to burnish his credentials for what would be Kansas State's first Heisman.

In front of their sixth sellout in seven home games, the Wildcats (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) tied their team record for victories in a season and matched Oklahoma's Big 12 record.

Kansas State has beaten Texas (8-4, 5-4) five in a row.

The Sooners beat TCU earlier Saturday and immediately donned caps and T-shirts declaring themselves Big 12 champs.

But Kansas State's 24-19 win at Oklahoma on Sept. 22 gives them the tiebreaker and sends them into the Fiesta Bowl.

After a slow start, Klein wound up hitting 8 of 14 passes for 184 yards and added 108 yards rushing on 23 carries. John Hubert scored three touchdowns.

Texas, which may be headed for the Cotton Bowl, led 10-7 at halftime. But with Klein hitting a 29-yard pass and Hubert breaking free for 28 yards,


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Kansas State soared 75 yards in seven plays, with Hubert scoring from the 2.

Hubert also had a 2-yard TD run with 47 seconds left in the third quarter and scored on a 1-yard run for a 35-17 lead with a little more than 3 minutes to go after Drew Liddle recovered Texas' muffed punt.

Klein's 9-yard TD run gave the Wildcats a 42-17 lead with 1:53 left.

Boise State 27, Nevada 21: Joe Southwick threw two touchdown passes to lead the No. 25 Broncos (10-2, 7-1) past the Wolf Pack (7-5, 4-4) in Reno, earning the Broncos a share of the Mountain West Conference title and ensuring their nation's best seventh consecutive 10-win season.

Boise State gave itself a slim chance to reach the BCS, but the Broncos will have to move up at least four spots in the last standings to the top 16 and be ahead of Mid-American Conference champ Northern Illinois to grab a bid to the marquee games.

The Broncos will share the league title with Fresno State and San Diego State.

Nevada accepted an invitation earlier in the week to play a Pac-12 opponent in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 15.

Baylor 41, Oklahoma State 34: Lache Seastrunk rushed for 178 yards, including diving in to complete a 76-yard touchdown run after cramping up, and Nick Florence passed for 296 yards to lead the Bears (7-5, 4-5 Big 12) past the No. 24 Cowboys (7-5, 4-5) in Waco, Texas.

Florence has thrown for 4,121 yards this season and is 172 yards shy of breaking the school's single-season passing mark, which Robert Griffin III set last year.

Texas State 66, New Mexico State 28: Nine Texas State players scored touchdowns, including two fumble returns and a punt return, and the Bobcats (4-8, 2-4 Western Athletic) routed the Aggies (1-11, 0-6) in San Marcos, Texas.

Linebacker Joplo Bartu put together one of the best games of his career in his finale, recording career highs of 17 tackles, eight of which were for loss, and four sacks.

Sam Houston State 18, Cal Poly 16: Tim Flanders rushed for 101 yards and Vincent Dotson blocked a punt to help the Bearkats (9-3) defeat the Mustangs (9-3) in the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs in Huntsville, Texas.

Cal Poly receiver Ryan Taylor threw a 50-yard TD pass to Willie Tucker with 1:34 left, but Sam Houston recovered the ensuing onside kick and held on for the win.

North Carolina State coach: Dave Doeren is leaving Northern Illinois to become the Wolfpack's coach. North Carolina State announced the hiring less than 24 hours after Doeren coached the 19th-ranked Huskies to a win over Kent State in the Mid-American Conference championship game.

Doeren replaces Tom O'Brien, who was fired last week after going 40-35 in six seasons.

New Orleans Bowl: East Carolina (8-4, 7-1 Conference USA) has accepted an invitation to meet Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4, 6-2 Sun Belt Conference) in the New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 22 in the Superdome.

Weis looks ahead: Charlie Weis' first season as Kansas' coach left him eager to start recruiting more players. The Jayhawks ended their season with an 11th consecutive loss, 59-10 to West Virginia (7-5, 4-5 Big 12) in Morgantown, W.Va.

"You saw a gross mismatch out there, and it didn't take a brain surgeon to figure out whose players were exposing the other team's players," Weis said.

The Jayhawks were outgained 647-274. Each of West Virginia's five first-half TDs were set up by plays of 31 yards or longer.

The losing streak for Kansas (1-11, 0-9) is the longest since the Jayhawks lost 17 straight from 1953-55.